Film World tour


If you'are a movie fan, you may or may not be aware that Tunisia has a lot to offer to indulge your film making curiosity. It owes in fact some of its popularity to its relationship with the film making industry. Many of its characteristics make it a perfect location to shoot all types of movies. That is why over last few years a hundred of movies have immortalized its desert and some other locations.

This country's desert has appeared in lots of unforgettable films such as The Life of Brian, Raiders of the Lost Ark, the English Patient, or Star Wars, some of the sets of this last example are still intact and are open the visitors.

 

Star Wars

 

 

 

 

DAY 1: AIRPORT - HOTEL 

  • Assistance on arrival at the airport and transfer to 4* hotel in Sousse.
  • Accommodation (dinner depending on the time of flight).

 

DAY 2: SOUSSE - EL JEM - MEDENINE - TATAOUINE

  • Breakfast.
  • Departure to El Jem to visit the best preserved Roman amphitheater which is considered a world heritage by UNESCO.
  • Lunch.
  • Visit the ksars of Medenine.
  • Arrival in Tataouine. George Lucas was inspired by his name for the planet "Tatooine" in Star Wars.
  • Dinner and overnight at 3* hotel Sangho in Tataouine or similar.
 

DAY 3: TATAOUINE - MATMATA - DOUZ

  • Breakfast.
  • Visit to the troglodyte hotel Sidi Driss in Matmata, a typical bereber construction dug out below ground. It was the house of Luke Skywalker's family in the aforementioned movie.
  • Lunch.
  • Continue to Douz, known as the gateway to the desert, and accommodation at the 4* hotel. Camel back ride.
  • Dinner.
 

 

DAY 4: DOUZ - CHOTT EL JERID - TOZEUR

  • Breakfast.
  • Departure towards the salt lake "Chott el Jerid", where numerous films have been shot. Thousands of square miles where, if weather conditions permit, we can admire true mirages.
  • Lunch.
  • Visit to the canyon of Sidi Bouhlel, known as "Star Wars Canyon". Also where Indiana Jones was shot.
  • Accommodation in the 4* hotel.
  • Dinner or the opportunity of attending a dinner show (Optional. With drinks).
 

 

DAY 5: TOZEUR - OUNG EL JEMEL - MOUNTAIN OASIS - NEFTA - TOZEUR

  • Breakfast.
  • Departure towards Oung el Jemel. Where The English Patient was shot and where parts of Star Wars set still remains.
  • Visit to the mountain oasis of Chebika and Tamerza, filming locations and inspiration for film-makers.
  • Lunch.
  • Visit the old part of Nefta. Streets of this town can be seen in the "English Patient".
  • Accommodation and dinner in the 4* hotel.
 

 

DAY 6: TOZEUR - LEZARD ROUGE - GAFSA - KAIROUAN - PORT EL KANTAOUI

  • Breakfast.
  • Tour to the Lezard Rouge train. Departures on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
  • Lunch in Gafsa. 
  • Departure to Kairouan, the fourth holiest city of Islam, considered a world heritage by UNESCO. Panoramic tour of the Great Mosque, one of the most important in the Maghreb, and the possibility of visiting a handmade carpet workshop. Kairouan gave life to Cairo in the movie Indiana Jones.
  • Departure to Sousse.
  • Dinner and overnight at 4* hotel Marhaba / 4* superior Hasdrubal. Choose between the Marhaba and the Hasdrubal.

 

DAY 7: FREE DAY

  • Breakfast and dinner in the hotel (all included in Marhaba Palace from 01/07/17 to 31/08/17).
  • Free day. In the Ribat of Monastir, a few kilometers from Sousse, where "Jesus of Nazareth" by Franco Zeffirelli was filmed and "Life of Brian" by Monty Python.

 

DAY 8: HOTEL - AIRPORT 

  • Breakfast.
  • Transfer to the airport.

 

 

Rates per person


Stay 4*

 

 03/01/17 - 15/03/17

23/12/16 - 02/01/17

16/03/17 - 30/06/17

01/09/17 - 31/10/17

01/07/17 - 31/08/17
Based 2 persons  1126   1137 €  1238 €
Based 4 persons    726 €    753 €    863 
Based 6 persons    599 €    626 €    737 €
Supl. SGL      72 €      77 €      96 €

Stay  4* plus

  05/01/17 - 31/03/17

23/12/16 - 04/01/17

01/04/17 - 31/10/17

Based 2 persons  1184   1250 €
Based 4 persons   805 €    870 €
Based 6 persons   679 €    743 €
Supl. SGL    101 €    114 €

INCLUDED

  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport. Vehicle according to number of participants.
  • 7 nights hotel.
  • Excursions and visits listed in the itinerary.
  • Photo rights.
  • Excursion on dromedary.
  • Excursion on carriage.
  • Excursion to Oung el Jmel.
  • 1 day stay in half board (all included in Marhaba hotel from 01/07/17 to 31/08/17).

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • The plane ticket.
  • Drinks, except in the typical dinner.
  • Optional excursions or visits.
  • Tips.
  • Dinners on the 24 and 31 december. Cost depending on the hotel.
  • Global security.

 

NOTES:

  • Reduction of 5% for cash payments .
  • Reduction for children under 12 sharing room with 2 adults.
  • Private tour. In case of group travel (always very small number), must be informed in advance.
  • The itinerary may change but always respecting the content.
  • In case of change of hotel, the category will be equal or superior.
  • Lezard Rouge's visit will take place depending on the day of arrival at Tozeur. If no confirmation we will visit the park Chaak Waak.
  • Dinner on the first day depend on flight schedules.
  • Programs can be modified according to customer preferences or days available for the holidays.
  • The outputs will be in the morning early to take advantage of sunlight.
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